This is a question that was moved to discussion in GitHub. Clarification needed regarding Cooperative Downloading. · Discussion #7011 · Tribler/tribler · GitHub
In any case, Yes or No answer will suffice, if someone wants to answer. I am posting questions only.
Question : -
When a “helper” downloads a part of the file (he does not want) to help collector, is that downloading - anonymous or not?
How much data does the “helper” download for the collector? Will that usage of data count towards helper’s ISP data balance?
When Tribler uses Buddy-cast, Taste-Buddies algorithms amongst various Tribler users - are these messages encrypted/anonymous?
Is clubbing together the good users (contributing to Tribler network) a good idea? Won’t they be an susceptible to attacks first?
Is the data which is stored in - Friends List, (Super) Peer Cache, Metadata Cache, Preference Cache - encrypted?
If data in point 5, is transmitted amongst Tribler users, do they travel anonymously among the Tribler users?
When a Tribler user (ART) - is used as proxy for someone else - is the data that is being proxied for another person using ART as a proxy, visible to ART’s ISP?
How much overhead can one assume Tribler will use in a day? Let’s say 8 hours idle time.
Is any/all overhead in Tribler - anonymous or not? Irrespective of its type.
Please provide a link - to all research papers regarding Tribler on the website or on the GitHub.